Work Begins on Ports of Entry
POSTED: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 11:47am
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:30pm
EL PASO - Improvements begin today to city-owned international ports of entry.
The $12.1 million project for the Stanton and Paso Del Norte bridges will provide the following enhancements:
* Shade canopies for the pedestrian corridors at the base of the bridges and on the bridges
* Drinking fountains, landscaping, seating areas and automated public toilets
* Enhanced illumination and directional and informational signage
* New toll support facilities and turnstiles
* Rehabilitation of the Lions Placita by the Paso Del Norte bridge
* Public art, including a 45-foot sculpture at Lions Placita
While the work is in progress, pedestrians will use temporary paths and toll facilities.
All work on the bridges will be performed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize border crossing delays for vehicles and pedestrians.
Both bridges will remain open and operational during the construction period.
Construction is expected to be completed by the summer.